Spike Lee Rumors
Spike Lee is set to receive an honorary Oscar at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s Governor Awards on Nov. 14. And to mark the occasion, Lee was gifted a pair of special sneakers that will match his gold statue. Lee posted an Instagram photo on Friday of his new golden Jordan 6s, and they’re pretty spectacular: Spike Lee: Special Love Shout To My Main Man Michael Jordan,Larry Miller And Reggie Saunders At The Jordan Brand For Blessing Me With These Super Dope, AIR JORDAN 6 “Oscar Edition” Sneakers. These Joints Are Gold Leafed- One Of A Kind. They Will Sit Next To The Oscar On My Home Mantelpiece. Yup,Still True- IT’S GOTTA BE DA SHOES.
When Wieden+Kennedy approached director Spike Lee about shooting his first Air Jordan commercial with Michael Jordan in the 80s, there was just one problem. “Michael Jordan does not know who the f*** you are,” Lee recalls the W+K team telling him.
No, Spike Lee was not frantically refreshing his browser last Friday trying to get a pair of Supreme Air Jordan 5s. According to his Instagram, he got a pair straight from Michael Jordan. Spike posted the above photo today and threw out a “Thank You MJ” in the caption, suggesting that the shoes were personally sent to him from Jordan. Then again, it’s possible that someone over at Jordan Brand on the entertainment marketing side of things sent these to Spike.
There were plenty of celebrities at Barclays Center night for Saturday’s festivities. The list included rappers Nicki Minaj, Common and Ludacris, singer Rihanna, comedian Kevin Hart, tennis icon John McEnroe, boxer Floyd Mayweather, actors Adrian Grenier and Michael Rapaport and director Spike Lee.
During a recent interview, Yahoo’s Jordan Zakarin asked Lee why he didn’t attend the Knicks’ game against the Milwaukee Bucks in London. His response was priceless. “We’ve lost 16 motherf—–g games in a row. 26 out of 27,” he said. “And I’m gonna get on a plane for that?! I can take a cab to see them lose!”